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Fehr walks the cup to the stage through the crowd. Thousands of residents braved the heat to come out to support Fehr, and get a glimpse of the Stanley Cup. (CASSIDY DANKOCHIK/Winkler Times)

Fehr brings Stanley Cup to Winkler

Hockey’s ultimate prize has once again made a stop in Winkler, as Eric Fehr brought the cup to the Southland Mall July 20. Thousands of fans got a chance for a photo with the cup and Pittsburgh Penguins player, as well as an opportunity to purchase an autographed picture or T-shirt.

Andy Murray of Britain holds up his trophy after beating Milos Raonic of Canada, right, in the men's singles final on day fourteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Murray overpowers Raonic in final

Maybe next year. Great Britain's Andy Murray proved to be too strong for Milos Raonic, beating the Canadian 6-4, 7-3 (3), 7-6 (2) Sunday in the men's final at Wimbledon.

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion tumbles into second with a double under the tag of Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler on July 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Jays' Sanchez an all-star

The weather was hot, the fans were warm, but the bats were cold as the Detroit Tigers snapped a seven-game Blue Jays winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

Milos Raonic of Canada celebrates during the Men's Singles Semi Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Raonic advances to Wimbledon final

Milos Raonic was thrilled to have his parents sitting courtside at Wimbledon on Friday, when he was making history by becoming the first Canadian man to advance to a Grand Slam singles final.

Hailey Tonn lets fly in the breakaway roping June 26. Two days of rodeo capped off the Miami Fair and Rodeo June 25-26. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Riding rough in Miami

The third stop on the Heartland Rodeo Association schedule had a long enough entry list that a slack, or overflow round, had to be added after the final bull left his chute.The annual trip to the Miami Fair and Rodeo June 25-26 once again drew riders from throughout southern Manitoba to pit themselves against livestock, each other and the clock.“It

Married couple Vern and Kim Derksen have both qualified for national bodybuilding competition. (submitted photo)

Local bodybuilders head to nationals

A pair of Winkler body builders are heading to nationals after claiming top three finishes at the provincial level on May 28.Married couple Vern and Kim Derksen, share a love for bodybuilding, and each other.Kim competed in the Figure class and finished first in Masters Class (35+) and second in Figure D (lettered categories refer to height.Meanwhi

Stanley Cup champion Eric Fehr says he can't wait to bring the cup home to Winkler. (Getty Images)

Fehr reflects on Stanley Cup

There are moments indelibly stamped on his brain, maybe too many to mention. Memories he’ll take to his grave.Mario Lemieux jumping into his own swimming pool with his clothes on at the team party was one.Having his parents come down to the ice to join in that deliriously wonderful post-game celebration, another.Holding his daughter Elizabeth, or E

Fredy Mansour (L) and Megan Neduzak were named the Morden Thunder Athletes of the Year June 17. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Neduzak, Mansour top Thunder athletics

The annual recognition of students and student athletes has begun as classes begin to let out throughout the Pembina Valley, and the Thunder are no exception. Morden’s best in high school sport got their laurels June 17 as the high school held its annual awards ceremony.Taking the most prestigious awards of the afternoon, Grade 12 students Megan N

Carmania comes away with a split

CARMAN - It wasn’t quite the way they may have envisioned it, but Carmania came away with a split of their recent two game stretch in the MMSL’s Fifth Division schedule.

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

Jenai Buchanan of Pilot Mound was named MHSAA Rural Athlete of the Week May 31. (mhsaa.com)

Buchanan named athlete of the week

Last year’s AAA Pembina Valley Hawks captain Jenai Buchanan is a familiar face for the Pilots both on the diamond and on the court and earned a provincial berth after coming third in Zone 6 varsity girls shot put, but May 31 was the first time the Grade 12 Pilot Mound student has been named MHSAA’s Rural Athlete of the Week.“I was definitely surpri

Jefferson Nepinak of the Thunder earned silver in the JV boys shot put at the recent MHSAA track and field provincials. (submitted photo)

Area athletes bring home provincial track medals

Five provincial medals came home to the Morden-Winkler area after the MHSAA track and field championships June 9-11.Two podiums belonged to the Nighthawks, while the Thunder claimed three. NPC’s Dawson Friesen followed up his Zone 4 top finish with provincial bronze in JV boys high jump. Friesen launched 1.74 metres to place behind Victor Bell of A

Winkler native Eric Fehr shares a Stanley Cup moment with his family, including his wife Rachel and daughter Elle, who got the best seat in the house. (supplied photo)

Watching family win the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Winkler.Eric Fehr and the Pittsburgh Penguins secured the Stanley Cup championship over the San Jose Sharks June 12.Winkler born Eric Fehr is the second home grown NHL player to bring home the Stanley Cup for the third time.Dustin Penner brought the cup to Winkler in 2007 after winning it with the Anaheim Ducks. He

Last year's Paddlefest brought out about 120 participants. (Submitted photo)

Paddlefest to return to Colert Beach

The dragon boat will be floating on Lake Minnewasta as Morden picks up the paddles for the second Paddlefest June 18.“Last year’s event was a real success,” city recreation programmer Stephanie Dueck said. “We had a lot of people out, there was a lot of interest and I heard a lot of people who wished they could have attended, but weren’t available

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Elliott (left) honours former pitcher and current GVC coach Gerry Falk as part of his "Dream Team" June 4 at the annual Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (Cassidy Dankochik/The Winkler Times)

Baseball Hall of Fame honours "Dream Team"

The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony June 4. Individuals inducted were Myles Bond, Jamie Hodgson, Mike Krykewich, Rod Leduchowski, Gerald Palidwor, Mel Stoughton, Jeff Trager and Ross Tycoles. Umpires Larry Nicholls and Glen Johnson, the current CFL director of officiating, were also inducted. Three teams were also